CONVERSE GIGS: A$AP FERG REVIEW

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March, 2014

A$AP Ferg, A$AP Nast, DJ Martelo

From the moment people descended into Oxford Street’s 100 Club, NTS Radio’s resident DJ Martelo was already setting the tone for things to come by delivering the finest cuts of the latest hip-hop and urban bassline music.

Not long after doors, our favourite venue was already packed with A$AP Ferg fans; a collection of well dressed London cool kids, clearly taking inspiration from the stylistic prowess of the A$AP Mob.

With the room quickly at capacity and anticipation high, A$AP Ferg finally emerged on stage through the crowd with fellow mob-member A$AP Nast in tow. As fans surged forward to get just that little bit closer to the members of NYC’s much-hyped hip-hop crew, Ferg kicked off proceedings with Dump Dump from last year’s revered Trap Lord LP.

From that moment on, Ferg and Nast continued to work the crowd into a frenzy and treated us to new A$AP Mob songs including Trillmatic; a track that truly justifies A$AP Nast’s tag as the rapper to watch in 2014.

Continuing with more Trap Lord favourites such as Let It Go and Work Remix, the set contained everything expected from a good 100 Club performance, with Ferg crowd surfing, spraying water over the crowd and even inciting a few mosh pits.

With the threat of stage invasion imminent from the clearly riled up fans, Ferg let Trap Lord’s biggest songs come last with all 350 audience members singing both “Sha Shabba Shabba Ranks” and the infectious hook of Hood Pope in unison well after the music had stopped.

As Ferg and Nast left the stage, they let everyone know how much they appreciated the opportunity to play for them in London. Judging by the look of the crowd, it was clear to see the feeling was mutual.

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